Table of contents for Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record / Michael J Benton, David A.T. Harper.

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Contents 
Preface[m1]
Acknowledgements[m2]
1. Paleontology as a science[m3]
2. Fossils in time and space
3. Taphonomy and quality of the fossil record
4. Paleoecology and paleoclimates
5. Macroevolution and the tree of life
6. Fossil form and function
7. Mass extinctions and biodiversity loss
8. The origin of life
9. Protists
10. Origin of the metazoans
11. The basal metazoans: sponges and corals
12. Spiralians I: Lophophorates
13. Spiralians 2: Mollusks
14. Ecdysozoa: Arthropods
15. Deuterostomes Echinoderms and Hemichordates
16. Fishes and basal tetrapods
17. Dinosaurs and mammals
18. Fossil plants
19. Trace fossils
20. Diversification of life
Web references
Glossary[m4]
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Evolutionary paleobiology.
Paleobiology.
Paleontology.